LLF – Bât. ODG – 5e étage – Salle du conseil (533)
Andy Lücking et Jonathan Ginzburg (Université Paris Cité/ LLF)
Slips of the tongue and the language system
A slip of the tongue (SoT) is by no means a random occurrence and usually gets self- repaired immediately. The reparandum, however, remains available in context as potential anaphoric antecedent. So at least two puzzles for dialogue theory emerge: (i) how to deal with reparandum anaphora, and (ii) how is immediate repair possible? To provide answers, we make two extensions to the dialogue framework KoS (Ginzburg, 2012): Firstly, we spell out SoT repair as an "intra-utterance move" which utilizes a conversational rule drawing on intended meaning; Secondly, by reviewing current cognitive science work, we connect the linguistic types postulated by KoS to a pointer-based neurocognitive architecture and thereby account for the immediacy of SoT repair. As a theoretical repercussion it claimed that SoT repair is part of speakers' "dialogical competence" and therefore belongs to the language system.